Friends Of Staplegrove School (FOSS)
FOSS is a group of enthusiastic parents, carers and family members whose aim is to enhance the children’s school experience.
Our main focus is on fundraising, through events such as our school discos, cake and uniform sales, spring bingo and our Christmas and Summer fairs. Some of our recent purchases for the school have been waterproof clothing for Elm class, reading books for Elm class, new T-shirts for the choir, £500 of Accelerated Reader books, a performance from a theatre group, artefacts to support the teaching of R.E and a keyboard stand. We have also been saving towards enhancing the playground and are hoping to do this soon.
In this school year so far, FOSS have raised over £3,500
Another way in which FOSS supports the school is by holding working days where we freshen up the playground. On our recent working day we repainted much of the wood in the playground, swept and tidied the whole outdoors of the school, cleaned some tables and cleared 6 wheelbarrows of weeds.
One of our most enjoyable events of the year is the Christmas dinner and visits from Father Christmas. For Christmas dinner FOSS supply all of the children with Christmas crackers and juice and the members of FOSS serve lunch to the children. On the same day some members of FOSS dress up as elves and help Father Christmas to deliver presents to the children.
Can you help us?
FOSS are always looking for more help. Although we would welcome new people joining the FOSS committee, attending meetings and planning events, this is not the only way you can help.
Can you spare an hour to run a stall at one of our events or 45 minutes to sell cakes after school?
Could you come along to one of our working days and offer skills for a few hours?
Could you come and supervise at a school disco?
Any way that you can help us can make a big difference and help us to continue being able to run our events. FOSS is very welcoming and friendly, our children come along to all of the events we run and it is lovely to see them so eager to help out and playing so nicely together with children from all year groups.
If you think you could help out in any way at all, please let us know. You can catch one of us in the playground, ask a teacher to put you in touch with us, contact us on our Facebook page – Friends Of Staplegrove School or come along to one of our meetings. If you’re not sure if meetings are for you, then our AGM in October is also a cheese and wine social where you can get to know some of the members before we move on to FOSS business.
If your employer runs a matched funding scheme then your help could be even more beneficial to us.
Currently the committee is lead by:
Secretary - Anne Laitt and Alison Greenhoff
Treasurer- Victoria Parsons
Cake & Uniform Sale Monday 15th May 2017
Summer Fete Saturday 1st July 2017
FOSS meeting Thursday 25th May
Monday 19th June
AGM / cheese & wine night October 2017 - date TBC
Spring Family Bingo raised £304.10
February School Disco raised £226
February cake and uniform sale raised £109.23
Christmas Fair raised £1703.85